JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP RECREATION DEPARTMENT
| Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Office Phone Numbers
|Grace Rhinesmith, Director of Recreation, (973) 663-8404, option 2
John Burns, Superintendent of Parks, (973) 663-8404, option 3
Carol Punturieri, Recreation Program Coordinator, (973) 663-8404, option 4
Terri McCarney, Camp Director, (973) 663-8404,option 5
Terry Koontz, Summer Day Camp Co-Director, (973) 663-8404
Kristen Rowland, Assistant Camp Director, (973) 663-8404
Linda Hendricksen, Senior Center Director, (973) 208-1101
Office Staff Email
Registration is now open at Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp!
A veteran youth camp counselor once said…“School prepares you for college. Camp prepares you for life.” The Jefferson Township Recreation Department is excited to announce that its 12th season of summer day camp at Camp Jefferson will run for 9 weeks from June 22 through August 21 in a safe and natural environment at the township’s 94-acre facility at 81 Weldon Road in Lake Hopatcong, NJ.
Log on to www.jeffersontownship.net and click on the link on the homepage entitled “Camp Jefferson Summer Day Camp” to learn everything you need to know about the program. Or just click on the “Forms Center”, and then scroll down to “Recreation” to view/print a Camp Brochure, Registration Packet, and/or the Off-site Trips and On-site Activities Guidebook. All will also be available in the display racks of the Jefferson Township Public Library, Municipal Building, and Camp Jefferson office. Or call the Recreation Department at 973-663-8404 to have a packet mailed to your home.
SEE WHAT SUMMER DAY CAMP WAS ALL ABOUT AS DOCUMENTED IN PHOTOS ON THE JEFFERSON PATCH:
Physical and mailing address:
For the 2015 JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP RECREATION DIRECTORY, click on the "Residents" tab at the top of this page, scroll down to "Form Center" on the drop-down menu. Once there, scroll down to "Recreation and Senior Services" and open the document entitled "Jefferson Township 2014 Recreation Directory".
81 Weldon Road at Camp Jefferson
(brown house w/ red trim on the right as you enter the parking lot)
Jefferson Township Recreation Department
81 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
Telephone Number: 973-663-8404
Fax Number: 973-663-8409
Office hours: Monday through Thursday - 9 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday - 8 AM to 3:30 PM
(office hours change during the summer)
From Route 23 North:
Exit at Oak Ridge Road jug handle and follow Oak Ridge Road about 4 miles. Oak Ridge Road will become Berkshire Valley Road at the Passaic/Morris County line. The A&P Ridge Plaza shopping center will be to your left, and Lakeland Bank and a Mobil Gas Station will be on your right.
Proceed through the traffic light at the corner of Berkshire Valley and Ridge Roads.
Make a slight right onto Milton Road (just past Pond Hollow homes entrance and just before St. Thomas the Apostle Church). Then bear right at the last intersection (Legion Road to your left) as Milton Road veers off towards the right. You will pass the Fire Co #1 Firehouse on the right.
Turn right onto Dover-Milton Road (the Jefferson Township Museum is directly in front of you and the Milton Methodist Church is on the right corner). Follow to the big red barn (Bowling Green Golf Course) and turn left onto Weldon Road (Headley’s Lumber will be on your right).
Continue on Weldon Road, past the Jefferson Township Municipal Building, High School and Middle School and through the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation for about 5 miles. Camp Jefferson will be on the right.
From Route 23 South:
Exit at Oak Ridge Road and proceed as above.
From Route 80 West:
Take exit 34B to the Route 15 North exit. Travel North on Route 15 past the fourth traffic light. After this light, be sure that you are in the right lane and take the second ramp on the right exiting at Weldon Road (immediately after the Lake Shawnee exit ramp). This exit puts you directly onto Weldon Road; and the Camp is a short distance, on the left.
From Route 80 East:
Take exit 34 and follow signs for Route 15 North. Proceed as above.
Today’s fast paced and often stressful society requires that we attempt to derive the greatest benefit from what leisure time is available to us and to assure that this leisure time is spent in a productive, meaningful, and enjoyable manner. Accepted as an essential element in a healthy and positive lifestyle, recreation, both active and passive, contributes significantly to the physical, social, and psychological development and well being of the individual, no matter what their age.
With this in mind, the overall goal of the Jefferson Recreation Department is to identify the recreational needs of the entire community and to develop and support a variety of quality programs and facilities that address these needs. Residents of Jefferson Township, with its’ motto “Year Round Recreation Capital of New Jersey”, deserve nothing less.